Downtown Sonoma Residence

Sonoma, California
Location
  • Sonoma, California
  • Year
  • 2014
  • Lot Size
  • 1850
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Less than a block from Sonoma’s downtown square, this property is uniquely zoned to allow two homes on a single lot. The design of the new residence takes great care to be compatible with the existing home and greater neighborhood by use of form, color, and materials. The materials (stucco and ship-lap siding) are characteristic of the one and two story structures in downtown Sonoma. Additionally, the second level portion of the house echoes the many two story gable end forms that occur along West Spain Street. 
    An "L" shaped plan was used to maximize the back yard area; it is both a garden and outdoor living area and serves as the focal point for the living room, dining room, master bedroom, and guest bedroom. The second level occurs at the intersection of the legs of the "L."  It is the only part of the house visible from the street and is seen down the shared drive. Looking from the second floor, the open drive provides the only unobstructed views to the north hills. Visible just from the shared court between the existing and new house, the soaring shed roof not only adds compositional balance to the two story element, but allows high windows within the master bath for maximum light and privacy. Clerestory windows at both the front and back of the living room flood the room with light and connection to the beautiful tall trees in the distance.

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    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, and hardscapes. Urban infill with a modern twist Photo  of Downtown Sonoma Residence

    Urban infill with a modern twist

    Modern home with outdoor, front yard, small patio, porch, deck, trees, and wood patio, porch, deck. Entry Photo 2 of Downtown Sonoma Residence

    Entry

    Modern home with back yard, trees, wood patio, porch, deck, doors, exterior, wood, and swing door type. From the rear patio Photo 3 of Downtown Sonoma Residence

    From the rear patio

    Modern home with bath room, engineered quartz counter, porcelain tile floor, drop in sink, wall lighting, porcelain tile wall, open shower, and ceiling lighting. The master bath with natural light yet complete privacy Photo 4 of Downtown Sonoma Residence

    The master bath with natural light yet complete privacy

    Modern home with bath room, open shower, and porcelain tile wall. Master shower open to the sky and master bath Photo 5 of Downtown Sonoma Residence

    Master shower open to the sky and master bath